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      01-20-2020, 10:48 PM   #23
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hahaha... true. i thought the same about the q7 tdi s-line prestige.
At least you had S-Line badge. I had no line
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      01-21-2020, 07:53 AM   #24
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If you're on 22" wheels I am 99% certain you are on summer high performance tires. I would avoid any and all snow along with any days that are not completely dry at a minimum. You will have reduced performance if any performance under 40 degrees. Your X7 will handle like a supermarket shopping cart that just ran over a grape on a cold tile floor.
gotta give you an award for that analogy. So spot on.
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      01-21-2020, 08:22 AM   #25
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If you're on 22" wheels I am 99% certain you are on summer high performance tires. I would avoid any and all snow along with any days that are not completely dry at a minimum. You will have reduced performance if any performance under 40 degrees. Your X7 will handle like a supermarket shopping cart that just ran over a grape on a cold tile floor.
gotta give you an award for that analogy. So spot on.
Yes... very innovative than the usual old rock on ice analogy
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Not your fault! I always remind my family members and friends to be mindful of the tires before they start negotiating on a car especially premium brands with sport trim or badge. Not everyone wants to go through tire swaps especially when they aren't used to it.
My first experience with summer and staggered figment was 2010 X5 diesel. Who imagined a diesel with summer performance tires
That was my $4500 admission to the X-7 club. Had to buy a set of 21" wheels with the Blizzaks for our vacation trip. Now I know.
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Around here the dealers make you sign a waiver stating that you are aware the vehicle has Summer Performance tires or there isn't a spare or both etc. Too many people are not informed or aware and then blame the dealership or sales person. To mitigate risk and liability they now request that you sign a waiver. They used to do the same for navigation saying that the vehicle has the most up to date software and that you acknowledge that in the future it may not reflect what you are driving on and an update may be required. Whenever they presented that document I would ask them to show me the date and version of the maps. It was never up to date and they would have to update them for free in order for me to sign. So pro-tip if this happens to you negotiate the tire set as part of the deal and the navigation software update (obviously this only for vehicles without OTA updates or three year map updates included).
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Not your fault! I always remind my family members and friends to be mindful of the tires before they start negotiating on a car especially premium brands with sport trim or badge. Not everyone wants to go through tire swaps especially when they aren't used to it.
My first experience with summer and staggered figment was 2010 X5 diesel. Who imagined a diesel with summer performance tires
That was my $4500 admission to the X-7 club. Had to buy a set of 21" wheels with the Blizzaks for our vacation trip. Now I know.
I woulda rented a 4wd suburban instead
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When I ordered my wife's m50i, I ordered the all-season 21" wheels and tires. My sales guy asked me why didn't I go with the standard 22" summer, as that was the most popular choice among the typical X7 clientels. I told him that I don't want to spend $4500 on another set of wheels and tires for a family van.
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When I ordered my wife's m50i, I ordered the all-season 21" wheels and tires. My sales guy asked me why didn't I go with the standard 22" summer, as that was the most popular choice among the typical X7 clientels. I told him that I don't want to spend $4500 on another set of wheels and tires for a family van.
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I woulda rented a 4wd suburban instead
Nah. I got a 4WD F-350 if I wanted to go that route. Couldn't leave the X-7 at home for a 4k mile trip.
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in addition you can always sell your wheels & tires to offset costs. you can't sell the receipts from your car rental.
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if i understand correctly what you're implying is that an obese person should not wear running sneakers. i would not wear sandals to shovel nor would i wear winter boots to go to the beach. if and when building your x7 you have options of equipping it to your tastes, desires or location. not everyone lives in an area that requires A/S tires or winter or most people with these vehicles choose to have dedicated wheels/tires for the appropriate season. urus, cayenne, bentayga, rrsc, whatever in-between... proper tool for the job.
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